Clark County officials are warning residents about a deceptive notice circulating in neighborhoods promoting a solar energy effort called the "Clark County Solar Initiative" using a sticker with the County's official seal.
Clark County is not affiliated with any solar energy initiative, and does not endorse any solar energy provider. The notice is being posted with the sticker on garage and front doors, sometimes with the words "Public Notice" appearing in bold red print. The postcard-sized advertisement states that Nevada State Law A.B. 405 requires NV Energy to pay Southern Nevada residents to convert to renewable energy, which can be misleading. The law, which is posted on the state of Nevada Public Utilities Commission website on this page: http://puc.nv.gov/FAQ/Solar_Complaints/, establishes an Energy Bill of Rights for consumers and directs the Commission to assist electric customers in contacting the correct organization to resolve complaints concerning solar installation companies.
Consumers receiving notices promoting the "Clark County Solar Initiative" are encouraged to report the matter to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada's Consumer Complaint Resolution Division at (702) 486-7210.
Residents may also use the Secretary of State's online business entity search tool at www.nvsos.gov/sos to determine if a business has a State Business License and is organized pursuant to Nevada law. The agency's main telephone number is: (775) 684-5708. Businesses also are required to have a business licenses to operate within the local cities and unincorporated areas of Clark County. Businesses licensed in the County are listed in an online database maintained by the Clark County's Department of Business License. Visit the Department's services section via Clark County's website at ClarkCountyNV.gov.